Either of two South American palm trees from which wax is obtained:
- An Andean palm with a stem coated in a mixture of resin and wax (Ceroxylon alpinum, family Palmae). A carnauba.
- The wax palm is Colombia's national tree and itself a threatened species.
- It is currently only thought to occur among the wax palms in the cloud forests of the Colombian Andes.
- But if we don't do something, the wax palm and the yellow-eared parrot will disappear from the planet.
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